School Feature in National Catholic Reporter, 2/20

Written by Hannah Crivello
February 20, 2015

The 2015 Colleges & Universities edition of the National Catholic Reporter NCR Colleges Univ P10a-11aon the interfaith connections that seminaries are increasingly welcoming--starting the piece with words from one of our very own Muslim students here at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry.

Excerpt: "Though no longer a collegiate athlete with NFL aspirations, Qasim Hatem remains fixed on a goal that is nearer, he believes, than his own breath ? Allah, the Arabic name for God. Now garbed in a robe and skullcap, he is one of two Muslim students currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership program at Seattle University?s School of Theology and Ministry. The intentionally ecumenical school attracts and educates students of diverse faith traditions while remaining rooted in its Jesuit mission and identity."

Current Transformational Leadership student Imam Abdulla Polovina was also featured in the article, sharing a bit of his story and experiences within the unique learning community of Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry. Words from Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon and Dr. Michael Trice were both quoted, and staff Kurt Lorenz's photo of Qasim Hatem was included. Julie Gunter, current Pastoral Studies student, is a freelance writer for the National Catholic Reporter on local and national issues and penned the piece.

Read a PDF of the article via download, NCR Colleges Univ P10a-11a(2). This post will be updated in future with any additional online links.